CULTURE: Elected officials visiting historic sites to be restored and enhanced in Saint-Martin


The Collectivity of Saint-Martin and its Department of Cultural Action organized a field visit to the historic sites damaged by Hurricane Irma in September 15 on Wednesday February 2017.

This visit was led by the 3rd vice-president Dominique Démocrite Louisy, the president of the Culture Commission, Valérie Damaseau, the territorial advisers, Bernadette Venthou-Dumaine, Daniel  Arnel and Alain Gros-Desormaux.

With a view to the resumption of the development of cultural tourism, the objective of this visit was to take stock with the elected officials concerned of the value of these historic sites and the need to rehabilitate them and put them into tourism.


Ten sites were visited:

-Fort Louis of Marigot

-The old prison of Marigot

-The Saint-Jean sugar factory in Bellevue

-The Spring Candy

-The State Archaeological Deposit in Saint-Martin

-The old building of the tourist office

-The Village of Colombier

-The Bay of Cul-de-Sac

-Mount Vernon Plantation

-The Engraved Rocks of Moho

The Department of Cultural Action of the Community is working on this rehabilitation, in partnership with Semsamar, the Tourist Office and Local Life.

Last Wednesday's visit was provided by Paul Dollin, Deputy Director General of the Collectivity, Claudine Lake, Director of Cultural Action, on a presentation by Christophe Henocq and Carole Tondu for the historical and heritage part.

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